The table below looks at the statistics for Test Automation skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Automation over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Automation
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing Test Automation 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - - 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Test Automation
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
215 202 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 71.91% 68.01% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 120 107
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.50% -36.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £14.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Automation
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Test Automation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Automation Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Automation across the Leicestershire region.

Test Automation Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Test Automation
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Automation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Automation.

1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking

Test Automation
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Refactoring
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories